Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (イースIII – ワンダラーズフロムイース Īsu Surī – Wandarāzu Furomu Īsu?) is an action role-playing game developed by Nihon Falcom Corporation. It is the third game in the Ys series.
Ys III was initially released for the NEC PC-8801 and NEC PC-9801 in 1989, and versions for the MSX2 and Sharp X68000 soon followed. In 1991, a number of console ports were produced: versions for the TurboGrafx-CD, Famicom, Super NES, and Sega Genesis. A port for the PlayStation 2 was released by Taito Corporation in 2005.
The TurboGrafx-CD, Super NES, and Genesis ports, as well as the PSP and Steam remakes, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, have received official English-translated releases. In addition, the Famicom and MSX2 ports have been fan-translated.
The perspective of Ys III is a sharp departure from the previous two games. Instead of the previously used top-down camera view, Ys III uses a side-scrolling platformer presentation. Auto-attack is removed; the player must push a button to make Adol attack enemies. As in previous entries, however, neither the player character nor the enemies have temporary invincibility.
Otherwise, the gameplay mechanics are identical to previous entries in the series. The statistics, equipment, shopping, experience system, and magic all function the same as in Ys I and II (though spells are represented by rings instead of wand icons, and MP is renamed "Ring Power").